|“||Outpaces a team of horses when going uphill. It also does not produce much smoke, so it is useful to transport Passengers .||”|
The Rocket locomotive is the first decent Locomotive available in the game. It can only pull one carriage, but unlike the Puffing Billy it can pull a wide range of carriages including Small, Standard and Premium class Carriages . In addition, Rocket locomotive can pull passenger carriages.
The Rocket will be the primary train in your fleet until the Pacific becomes available.
The Rocket locomotive can be attached to an almost every carriage in the game. Though, it cannot be attached to two Premium class carraige types and one special event type: Armored Special Carriage (freight), Sleeping Car (passenger) and Christmas Carraige (requires special christmas event).
In order to Research and Craft the Rocket Locomotive, Research on the Leaf Spring (1st Upgrade) for the Puffing Billy must be complete.
Research on the Reliable Plating (2nd Upgrade) must be complete in order to Unlock the Mogul locomotive.
Craft, Upgrade and Statistics
|10 3 2||1||140%||180||100%||10%|
|3 2 2||1||140%||280||100%||10%|
|3 1 1||1||150%||280||100%||10%|
|1 1 1||1||150%||280||110%||10%|
|1 1 1||1||150%||280||110%||25%|
|5 1 1||2||80%||280||80%||25%|
5,000 300 5
Compared with an unimproved Pacific locomotive, a fully improved Rocket can pull the same number of carriages with a 20% time penalty. Considering purchase price and maintenance costs are significantly less than for a Pacific, it is a less costly alternative for it, despite being 20% slower and 15% less reliable.
Maintenance & Dismantling
| Preventative Maintenance may be applied through Parts Restoration in order to prevent it from breaking down where it would require full Repair.|
A Rocket may be Dismantled for random Parts determined by its level of Upgrade
|Upgrade Level||Possible Parts|
|None or Partial|